Archives for January 6, 2009

As I read this post, I could not help but think: “Why is it that in analyzing, and explaining, certain very bad behavior on the internet, Almost Diamond’s Stephanie Zvan has managed to also describe Norm Coleman almost perfectly?” What you can’t do if you insist on breaking rules is expect anyone to think you’re…

Milky Way = Faster, Heavier. Like me.

When Woody Allen was little, and his mother told him to clean his room, he countered that he had no room to put his stuff. So he was waiting for the universe to expand for a while, then it would be possible to clean his room. Since then, cosmologists have admonished that expansion of the…

Gigunda water plant

And David Attenborough in a tiny little boat.

The Wall Street Journal published an editorial yesterday called “Funny Business in Minnesota” which is so full of inaccurate innuendo and fallacious factoids that when I read it I thought I was reading a piece of junk mail from Ann Coulter. Well, the honorable web site Five Thirty Eight has torn the WSJ a new…

Details are just coming in now. LIVEBLOGGED They are suing regarding: the missing ballots from Minneapoilis (that won’t go anywhere, already settled); Double counting (that issue was killed off already, it will go no where) and absentee ballots (they have a small chance that this may develop into something). They state that they will win…

Pink Iguanas and Disappearing Islands

It turns out that a recently discovered population of land iguanas on the Galapagos is probably a new species that represents the basal (original) form of Galapagos land iguana. Moreover, this iguana is found in an unexpected place, according to a paper just coming out in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).…

The Blog Oscars are under way right now. Here. You can vote in the Best Science Blog category for, well, me if you want! I’m currently in last place with, like, five votes. No reason to expect that to change much. Pharyngula is likely to win in this category, of course. Respectful Insolence is currently…